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North Carolina Legal Practice Materials

In this guide you will find resources for North Carolina Practice Materials arranged according to fields of law.


Hutson, John N. North Carolina Contract Law.  New York, NY : LEXIS, 2001. [KFN7550 .H88 2001] (Reserve Room) [Available electronically via LexisAdvance to UNC Law Students and Faculty]

This comprehensive text includes tables of cases, statutes, indices, and footnotes related to common quandaries in contract law.  It also provides a perspective on contracts from a variety of areas of law including employment, construction, leases, land contracts, options, broker's contracts, and guaranty agreements.

Note: The Law Library currently holds the most recent (2019) supplement to this text.

Business Contracts; Partnerships and Joint Ventures. Douglas’ Forms, 2017. [Available electronically via Lexis Advance to UNC Law Students and Faculty].

Chapter 8 of this electronic resource provides a series of forms needed when drafting contracts related to a variety of business matters including real estate, business partnerships, and registration for limited liability partnerships.

Houston, Norma R. North Carolina Local Government Contracting: Quick Reference and Related Statutes. Chapel Hill, NC : UNC School of Government, 2014. [KFN7551.5.Z9 H68 2014].

This resource focuses on contracting with local governments. It is divided into two parts. The first of which categories relevant statutes by topic, such as "Conflicts of Interests and Other Limitations", with basic summaries of what they entail. The second part contains the full text of selected statutes. 

Houston, Norma R. A Legal Guide to Construction Contracting with North Carolina Local Governments. Chapel Hill, NC : UNC School of Government, 2015. [KFN7555.8.B8 H68 2015].

This specific guide covers contracts with local governments regarding construction starting from defining "What is 'Construction''?" to post-award payments to parties involved. Some section examples are bidding requirements, bidding exceptions, and the Mini-Brooks Act. Most sections end with a table, form, or flowchart to help guide the reader and much of the guide is written in a question-answer format.